Stella Litou to head CME Adria

Broadcaster group Central European Media Enterprises (CME) has named Stella Litou as the new CEO of CME Adria, responsible for both Pro Plus and RTL Croatia operations. Litou, who will join CME on November 28, will be charged with advancing the integration and synergy strategy between CME services Pro Plus and RTL Croatia. Litou will […]

Croatia’s Hrvatski Telekom shows resilience in latest results

Croatian telecoms firm Hrvatski Telekom (HT) has released a solid set of results for the first nine months of 2022. Despite tough economic conditions, organic revenue increased by 2.8% to US$715m, driven by continued growth momentum in core fixed and mobile services, both in Croatia and Montenegro. In terms of the TV segment of its […]

United Group grows on back of Wind Hellas acquisition

South-Eastern European pay TV and broadband service provider United Group saw its revenue-generating unit base rise by 38% in the first quarter on the back of its acquisition of Greece’s Wind Hellas and Croatia’s Optima Telecom, along with acquisitions in Bulgaria and organic growth. United Group grew its RGU base to just over 15 million, […]

United Group to take majority stake in Croatia’s Optima Telecom

South-eastern European service provider United Group has struck an agreement with Deutsche Telekom-owned Croatian telco Hrvatski Telekom and Zagrebacka Banka to acquire a majority stake in Optima Telekom, which offers fixed internet and pay TV services in the country. United Group – which operates in Croatia under the Telemach brand – has signed a sales […]

A1 Hrvatska launches Zappware-powered TV service

Telekom Austria-owned Croatian service provider A1 Hrvatska has launched the group’s Zappware-powered personalised TV service. The move follows the deployment of the Zappware-powered user experience with A1’s operations in Bulgaria, Austria and Slovenia. The revamped TV service is being deployed across Telekom Austria’s A1-branded service providers in central and eastern Europe, starting with its Bulgarian […]

Croatian consolidation takes shape as Tele2 completes sale to United Group

Nordic telco Tele2 has completed the sale of its Croatian subsidiary to Serbia-based Western Balkan service provider United Group. Completion of the deal follows approval of the sale by the Croatian Competition Agency, which told Tele2 that it was greenlighting the agreement at the end of January, following a Phase II investigation. Tele2 announced the sale […]

T-Hrvatski Telekom launches new TV packages

Deutsche Telekom-owned Croatian telco T-Hrvatski Telekom has refreshed its TV offering with the launch of three new packages from RTL and Nova. A new package of channels from RTL brings all existing RTL channels to T-Hrvatski Telekom’s MAXtv offering in HD or HD-ready quality. The channel line-up includes RTL, RTL 2, RTL Crime, RTL Living, […]

Deutsche Telekom sees TV numbers grow in ‘most successful year’ ever

Deutsche Telekom saw 74,000 customers in its domestic German market sign up for its MagentaTV service in the fourth quarter of last year, taking the company’s domestic TV total base to 3.6 million, up 7.9% year-on-year. By comparison, the telco’s overall broadband base was up 1.2% to 13.73 million. Its fibre broadband subscriber number was […]

United Group gets green light for Tele2 acquisition

Tele2’s planned sale of its Croatian unit to Western Balkans service provider United Group has been approved by the country’s competition watchdog. The Croatian Competition Agency has informed Tele2 of its decision following a Phase II investigation and ahead of giving formal approval for the sale. Tele2 announced the sale of its Croatian business in […]

T-Hrvatski Telekom CTO secures another three-year term

Croatian service provider T-Hrvatski Telekom, owned by Deutsche Telekom, has named Boris Dril as chief technology officer and member of the company’s management board for a further three-year term. The appointment means that Dril wil cointinue as T-HT CTO after January 1, when his current term expires. Drilo jointed T-HT in 2012 from Ericsson Group, […]

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